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When a minute feels like an hour

It’s just one of those days.


Actually, its been like this all week. It is quiet at work and the perfect opportunity to catch up on tasks and prepare for everyone’s (everyone important, that is) return next week. It is going to be a crazy week next week, with all the directors, managers, and stakeholders returning to work from the holidays. It has definitely been nice to sit at my desk, with only few, minor, and welcomed distractions, to just get things done.


Today, though, every minute feels like an hour. Can it be nap-time? No? What about home-time? I caught myself drooling over lunch earlier, then I glanced down at the time and it was only 10am-ish. I’m hungry.


Why am I hungry? I had breakfast at about 9am, stuck in traffic and terribly late for work.


Bored? Tired? Emotional? Stressed?

Generally, these are the reasons why I mindlessly binge on food.


Pass me my KleanKanteen. I’ll hydrate first.


I think part of the problem is that I’m so overwhelmed with work that it’s hard to actually do work. Weird, right? So much to do but don’t know what to do?


Obviously the answer is to “do” blog, why wouldn’t it be? 😉


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Caught up in a name

This week Toronto (and the GTA) got its very first real snow fall. Crazy, eh?

I definitely felt that the ‘Christmas Spirit’ wasn’t as it usually was this year. It just hasn’t been as festive… I had a very low key holiday this year – which is fine by me, I needed to relax.

I did catch myself thinking about what I want this blog to be about over the past few days. My first blog was about overcoming my emotional and disordered eating. It really got me into blogging and it allowed me to express myself, even though very few (or, maybe no one) read the posts. The problem with that blog, I found, was that it forced me to deal with my irrational eating habits head on and I don’t think that I was quite ready to do that at that time so the pleasure of blogging was taken away. Plus the thought about blogging about my feelings and emotions about food quickly became a source of anxiety. It was a sign that I had to give up that blog until maybe I was ready to really deal with my problem in a public forum.

With a name like “I’d Rather Sleep” – which I came up with when I had a creative itch (really late at night) and really just wanted to write – I feel like I can blog about whatever I feel like, but my inclination is to blog about what I’m most passionate about (and what I most struggle with) and that is food and body image. Does the blog name relate to the topic? Perhaps…some days I sure would rather sleep than deal with my emotions that force me to eat…but I don’t to get too caught up in a name.

We are only 4 sleeps away from New Years, so we’ll see what 2012 brings for me, my health, and this blog…

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Counting sheep.




It is kind of late in the GTA – it is after 11 PM – and I’m up. Not doing anything in particular either…

Checking emails. Watching random YouTube videos. Doodling on my notepad. Texting. Sipping on a smoothie. Reading the news. Painting my nails a sexy red. Thinking about doing some work so that I can meet a 1 PM deadline tomorrow.

{image courtesy of Bob Jagendorf:}